Dr. Rachael Henrie grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with multiple honors, including the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal for highest grade point average. Dr. Henrie went on to complete advanced residency training in medical and geriatric eye care through the VA Hospital Puget Sound Health Care System in Tacoma, WA prior to entering clinical practice. After a few years in private practice, she developed clinical expertise in medical eyecare through working as a consulting optometric physician at Northwest Eye Surgeons, an eye surgery co-management center here in the Puget Sound, where she provided post-operative and medical eye care from 2008 to 2012. Out of a desire for improved work-life balance, Dr. Henrie was thrilled to join Roosevelt Vision in 2012 and has been a proud owner in the practice since 2016.
Dr. Henrie sees patients ages 5 and up, with a special interest in caring for patients with more complex medical eye care needs as well as primary vision care services. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, dry eye and ocular surface disorders, non-contact lens prevention strategies for myopia in children, and preventative eye care. She is warm, caring, and insightful and relies on her attention to detail, clinical acumen, and excellent communication skills to put patients of all ages at ease. She strives to think outside the box to come up with unique solutions to help serve her patients.
Dr. Henrie is active in her profession, with memberships in the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the King County Optometric Society. She has held several leadership positions and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2010. She enjoys serving the local community and has lectured on a variety of eye-related topics to local audiences. She has also gone on two volunteer eye care missions to Mexico in which she helped perform thousands of free eye examinations and distribute glasses.
Dr. Henrie lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and an elderly pup Mochi. When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor exploration and camping, reading, slinging kettlebells, and (when time permits) crafting other creative endeavors.
“Working with and learning from my patients and the Roosevelt Vision team provides me great joy. I constantly strive to expand my knowledge and expertise in all areas of eye care. It is my goal to listen carefully to my patients to determine their unique needs, utilize the latest technology, and offer the most effective treatment options so they can enjoy the highest quality of vision and eye comfort possible.”